News for England Midlands – 12 August 2018

| August 10, 2018

We start with news from clubs that have several events this week.

Burton Amateur Radio Club has an open net this Sunday and next Sunday from 10am on 145.575MHz, and also on Thursday from 8pm. On Wednesday there’s a club night, with non-members very welcome. Contact Rob, G6EIH, on 0781 214 6333.

Kettering and District Amateur Radio Society has a visit to Bletchley Park today, and on Thursday there’s a net on 145.300MHz from 7pm to 8pm. Further info from Ed, M0TZX, via email to

Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group is having a shack night on Monday. Thursday sees the club net on 145.325MHz from 8pm. On Friday they’re holding a shack night and projects evening—part four. Details from Paul, G1SGZ, via email to

RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has its club net on Monday on 145.325MHz from 8pm. On Friday there’s a club night. More from Bob, G3VCA, on 0797 116 6250.

On Monday South Birmingham Radio Society is doing work in the shack, and on Tuesday there’s a coffee morning in the shack  from 11am. Visitors are welcome. Contact Gemma, M6GKG, by email to

Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has a club meeting on Monday, and Tuesday sees an open net on 70.475MHz from 7.30pm. All are welcome to join in. On Wednesday they are operating an SES with call sign GB4MOA for Museums On the Air at Staffordshire Regiment Museum, Whittington, near Lichfield from 10am to 4pm. HF/VHF/DMR are the modes they hope to use depending on operator cover. More from Robert, 2E0ZAP, via email to

Rugby Amateur Transmitting Society is taking part in the UK Activity Contest on 432MHz, having CW practice and training, radio operation and projects on Tuesday, and on Saturday they’ll be setting up for the RATS Rally 2018 at Princethorpe, where they’ll be in attendance next Sunday. Contact Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

On Wednesday Lincoln Short Wave Club is having a talk by Andy Gilfillan, G0FVI Antennas for Small Gardens, starting at 7.30pm. Thursday sees their club repeater net GB3LM on air from 8pm, and on Saturday they’re holding a new member induction and open shack from 9.30am. For more information contact Pam, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society is running a club net on GB3GR on Wednesday, and on Friday there’s a club night. Enquiries to Andrew, M0NRD, on 0796 906 2859.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order.

On Monday Leicester Radio Society has a Morse class followed by a committee meeting. Contact Sandra, G0MCV on 0793 027 4044.

On Tuesday Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is having a natter night. More from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Tuesday Malvern Hills Radio Amateur Club meets for a talk Drones and Wire Aerials by Nigel, G4XTF at 7.30pm. Contact Dave, G4IDF, on 01905 351 568.

On Tuesday Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society holds a barbecue at Fred’s with M6ENC. Enquiries via email to

On Wednesday Midland Amateur Radio Society has a general meeting, shack on the air and training classes. More from Norman, G8BHE, on 0780 807 8003.

On Wednesday Telford and District Amateur Radio Society hosts a family and friends evening with refreshments. For details contact John, M0JZH, on 0782 473 7716.

On Thursday Northampton Radio Club is having a club night from 8pm. Details from Odette, M6KZW, on 07500 274 309.

On Thursday Solihull Amateur Radio Society is having a club night. Contact Roger Hancock, G4BBT, on 0121 743 7277.

On Friday Bromsgrove and District Amateur Radio Club is having its club night. Enquiries to John, G4OJS, on 0788 9678 303.

On Friday Coventry Amateur Radio Society hosts the G4ZMC Portable Trophy Third Round—at Parkfield Road, Newbold-on-Avon. For details contact John, G8SEQ, on 0795 877 7363.

Finally, next Sunday Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society will be operating an SES at Gumley Cricket Ground. More from Peter, G4XEX, on 01858 432 105.

Category: News for England East Midlands, News for England West Midlands